Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, an exhibition that opened last month at The Metropolitan Museum, will be the subject of a slide lecture at 7:00 pm on Thursday, June 10 at Bernardsville Public Library. Vivian Gordon will discuss this landmark exhibition, the first to focus exclusively on works by Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) in the Museum's collection.
The show features three hundred works, including the Museum's complete holdings of paintings, drawings, sculptures, and ceramics by Picasso—never before seen in their entirety—as well as a selection of the artist's prints. At the library program, Ms. Gordon will focus on exhibition highlights that reflect the full breadth of the artist's multi–sided genius as it asserted itself over the course of his long and influential career.
The key subjects that variously sustained Picasso's interest—the pensive harlequins of his Blue and Rose periods, the faceted figures and tabletop still-lifes of his cubist years, the monumental heads and classicizing bathers of the 1920s, the raging bulls and dreaming nudes of the 1930s, and the rakish cavaliers and musketeers of his final years—are represented in the exhibition and will also be discussed.
There is no charge to attend the program, but advance sign-up is requested. Register online at www.bernardsvillelibrary.org and follow the link under Adult Programs, or call the library at 908-766-0118 to sign up.